Position Description

Purchaser
Company - Location Victoria Shipyards - Victoria, BC - 691 Allandale Road
Employment Duration Full-time permanent salaried
Posting # 4730
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Purchaser

The Purchaser is responsible for the procurement of materials and services in accordance with competitive buying practices, customer requirements, corporate policy and ISO requirements. This role ensures that all materials and services procured meet shipyard requirements.

Note: Due to business needs, this position is required to be fully on-site 4 days a week, with the option to work remotely 1 day a week. Employee will be subject to the terms of the Flexible Work Policy Agreement.

Duties and Accountabilities

  • Procures materials and services at optimum commercial, quality and delivery terms. Ensures all materials and services are available on schedule and to specifications in support of production requirements.
  • Efficiently processes ERP demand messages in support of procurement activities
  • Finds opportunities to raise efficiency level and improve profitability.
  • Acts as a liaison between departments and project managers to ensure that the technical requirements are communicated and understood by the shop floor personnel.
  • Accurately compiles purchase orders that include product details, price and other customer requirements, such as, following up of applicable certifications.
  • Ensures that purchase orders are approved and forwarded to vendors and internal partners in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Responsible for verification and follow up on open purchase and expediting orders.
  • Verifies that orders have been received and agreed to as outlined in the purchase order. Works with the receiving department to ensure that deliveries are expected and routed as planned.
  • Verifies that purchase orders are amended appropriately to reconcile invoicing.
  • Ensures that product manuals and certificates have been received in the correct quantity. Communicates with vendors to ensure missing information is provided. Ensures that all documents required by the customer are received and tracked.
  • Reviews and approves weekly reconciliation of P-Card statements.
  • Expedites priority orders and communicates with vendors to ensure materials are expedited to meet scheduled deadlines.
  • Approves invoices for payment and resolves purchase order, goods receipt or invoice discrepancies.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

  • Completion of Grade 12 education supplemented by purchasing related courses, i.e. CPP (PMAC) Program; CPM (ISM) Program; CPIM/CIRM (APICS) Program; or P.Log. (Canadian Professional Logistics Institute) Program.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in supply chain management, procurement, materials management, distribution or logistics (preferably in marine industry); or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Knowledge of competitive buying practices.
  • Knowledge of ISO standards as it relates to purchasing.
  • Knowledge of applicable Corporate purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of shipbuilding industry.
  • Knowledge of stores and warehousing management principals.
  • Sophisticated digital literacy including Microsoft office applications.
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards or relational database enterprise software.
  • Communication skills; both verbal and written.
  • Time management, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Interpersonal skills including problem-solving, decision-making, negotiation and leadership.


Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.

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